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[05/07/15 - 08:31 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: Adults 18-49 Crown Goes to ABC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/6/15):

ABC (6.503 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) was the network to beat among adults 18-49 on Wednesday with its mix of "The Middle" (6.923 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6), "The Goldbergs" (6.772 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T4), "Modern Family" (8.481 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1), "Black-ish" (6.918 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) and "Nashville" (4.964 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9).

The silver then belonged to CBS (8.805 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) with its trio of "Survivor: Worlds Apart" (9.328 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3), the season finale of "Criminal Minds" (9.633 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T4) and "CSI: Cyber" (7.453 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9).

Next up was FOX (6.875 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) and a two-hour installment of "American Idol" (6.875 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #7).

Meanwhile, NBC (6.369 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) served up originals from "The Mysteries of Laura" (6.171 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (6.224 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9) and "Chicago PD" (6.711 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8).

And finally, new episodes of "Arrow" (2.347 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12) and "Supernatural" (1.576 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14) on The CW (1.961 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.7 rating while the latter posted a 0.6 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+15.00% - Black-ish
+12.50% - Arrow
+11.76% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - Modern Family
0.00% - Survivor: Worlds Apart
0.00% - CSI: Cyber
0.00% - Supernatural
-6.25% - American Idol
-7.69% - Nashville
-9.52% - The Goldbergs
-10.00% - The Mysteries of Laura (vs. 4/22/15)
-15.00% - The Middle
-22.22% - Chicago PD
-40.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+76.92% - Black-ish (vs. Mixology)
+58.33% - The Goldbergs (vs. Suburgatory)
+28.57% - Arrow
+16.67% - Supernatural (vs. The 100)
+13.33% - The Middle
+3.57% - Modern Familyv 0.00% - Nashville
0.00% - Chicago PD
-11.76% - American Idol
-12.50% - Survivor: Worlds Apart
-14.29% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-17.39% - Criminal Minds
-18.18% - The Mysteries of Laura (vs. Revolution)
-36.84% - CSI: Cyber (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.5/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.9/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) trailed CBS's "Late Late Show with James Corden" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/7/14):

CBS (10.059 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) held onto the top spot on Wednesday with its usual mix of "Survivor: Cagayan" (9.824 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2), "Criminal Minds" (10.434 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (9.919 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4).

FOX (7.842 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then snagged the silver with its two-hour "American Idol" (7.842 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #5).

Next up was ABC (5.314 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) with originals from "The Middle" (6.315 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #6), "Suburgatory" (4.678 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T10), "Modern Family" (8.097 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1), "Mixology" (3.736 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9) and "Nashville" (4.529 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T10).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.829 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) served up fresh installments of "Revolution" (3.818 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (5.293 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7) and "Chicago PD" (5.377 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7).

And finally, new episodes of "Arrow" (2.245 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13) and "The 100" (1.691 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) on The CW (1.968 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.6 rating while "100" posted a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+9.09% - Survivor: Cagayan
+5.56% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
+4.55% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - Modern Family
0.00% - Mixology
0.00% - Nashville
0.00% - The 100
-5.56% - American Idol
-12.50% - Arrow
-14.29% - Suburgatory
-16.67% - The Middle
-21.43% - Revolution
-22.22% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-26.32% - Chicago PD

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+9.09% - Suburgatory (vs. Family Tools)
-4.00% - Survivor: Cagayan
-8.00% - Criminal Minds
-9.68% - Modern Family
-13.64% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-16.67% - The Middle
-22.22% - Arrow
-22.22% - Chicago PD (vs. Chicago Fire)
-25.00% - Nashville
-26.32% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-33.33% - The 100 (vs. Supernatural)
-35.00% - Mixology (vs. How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life))
-39.29% - American Idol
-59.26% - Revolution (vs. The Voice)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

·In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

·From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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